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Live events on ICCTV July 2017 Calendar

Added on 07.02.2017

          "Here is the July 2017 schedule for ICC TV! Join us this month and become a star on ICC and YouTube!"    - GM Alex Yermolinsky   07/02 Friday 6PM GM Alex Yermolinsky Report from GCT Blitz in Leuven 07/03 Monday 4PM IM Christof Sielecki An hour of Chess... explained! 07/04 Tuesday 6PM IM John Watson Ask the Master!...Full Story

Norway Chess 2016 - Round 9

Added on 06.16.2017

Levon Aronian is back. The 35 years old Armenian lion played a fantastic tournament and won it a full point clear ahead of Nakamura and Kramnik. Aronian beat Carlsen and Kramnik in this event, getting back to #4 on the live rating list. Congratulations, Levon! Hikaru Nakamura, who had the chance to tie for first with Aronian, lost to Caruana. Fabiano, who's not been brilliant in this tournament, showed that he is still able to defeat his super-GM peers.  your web browser and/or your host do...Full Story

Norway Chess 2017 - Round 8

Added on 06.15.2017

Magnus Carlsen, after the quite unexpected loss suffered yesterday, bounced back today in Round 8, winning his game against Karjakin. The game was equal, and all of us thought Carlsen would have been satisfied with a draw, giving how this tournament is going for him. But Karjakin managed to throw away the game with a horrible blunder at move 41, allowing Carlsen to win in three moves. Magnus keeps first place in the live rating list. your web browser and/or your host do not support iframes...Full Story

Norway Chess 2017 - Round 7

Added on 06.14.2017

The Italian job Looking at the standings after seven rounds, it's more than natural to think "I am not looking at the correct table, it can't be true." It's indeed quite strange to see Magnus Carlsen dwell at the bottom of the list, with only 2.5 points. Vachier-Lagrave, who shares the last place with the World Champion, has had up-and-down results, but Magnus is probably having the worst tournament in years. Kramnik today played a good game, but Carlsen is the shadow of the brilliant player we...Full Story

Norway Chess 2017 - Round 6

Added on 06.12.2017

The Armenian lion is back where he belongs: in the 2800's club. Levon defeated Kramnik today, taking down number one and number two of the FIDE rating list in two straight games with White. Aronian is playing powerful chess, like in the days where only a stellar Magnus stopped him from climbing to the very top of the FIDE list. After winning the Grenke Chess tournament convincingly, now Levon joins Hikaru Nakamura as the leader of the Norway Chess, arguably the strongest tournament of the year....Full Story

Norway Chess 2017 - Round 5

Added on 06.11.2017

The calm after the perfect storm.  Yesterday we witnessed one of the most exciting rounds of the last years, with three decisive games and the World Champions losing or having to save their game. Today we're back to five draws, though some of the games were interesting. Kramnik vs. Nakamura can be considered a classic, and the game was good to follow. Vladimir got two bishops out of the opening, but it looked like he was a tempo behind. The game simplified soon, but the resulting position was...Full Story

Norway Chess 2017 - Round 4

Added on 06.10.2017

Apocalypse now!  After three rounds with barely any decisive games, round four was most probably the turning point of the Norway Chess Tournament. One of the most amazing rounds in the last years, with fighting chess, sacs, strenuous defenses and even a stalemate! Levon Aronian played an incredible game to beat Magnus Carlsen. Sacrificial aggression with a positional foundation was Levon's trademark in today's game. He sacrificed and exchange and then a bishop, to create a piece of chess art....Full Story

Norway Chess 2017 - Round 3

Added on 06.08.2017

Five draws. It'd be easy to start saying that this event is boring, that we need something to spice up chess, particularly at the top level. But today it was not boring at all. The "Game Of the Day" was Carlsen-Nakamura, which has become a classic over the years, with the fan base split between the two super-GMs. Yes, it's true that Carlsen's record vs. Nakamura is overwhelming, but we all know that Hikaru can come up with inspiring ideas, especially in the opening, to stun his...Full Story

Norway Chess 2017 - Round 2

Added on 06.07.2017

Take the first ten players on the FIDE list, put them together in a playing hall, give them chess sets and clock, and hope for fireworks. Well, it isn't really the way it's going in Stavanger, Norway.  Eight draws out of ten games is not exactly a firework show, though some interesting things are happening. Yesterday it was Nakamura's day, and today it's Kramnik's day. Vladimir faced his old foe Vishy Anand and succeeded in defeating the Indian chess genius. your web browser and/or your host...Full Story

Norway Chess 2017 - Round 1

Added on 06.06.2017

After the Blitz fireworks, we were expecting a somewhat calm first round, but after three hours of play today it looked pretty grim, with all the five games headed to draw. Until Giri missed his chance to draw Nakamura in an endgame that - quite incredibly - they had already played a year ago! Nakamura went for the kill, with his unmistakable style, and with the win also took the early lead of the super-tournament.   your web browser and/or your host do not support iframes as required to...Full Story

Norway Chess 2017 - Blitz Tournament

Added on 06.05.2017

Five players to get an extra white in the Norway Chess tournament, and the Blitz war to decide which of the ten chess superpowers would get the benefit. Carlsen started slow, with two draws, but then the local hero switched on the Turbo, conceding only half a point in the remaining seven rounds. Magnus won the Blitz tournament two points ahead of Hikaru Nakamura and Levon Aronian. The World Champion showed an impressive play, mistreating his opponents with apparent ease.  In today's video...Full Story

Altibox Norway 2017

Added on 06.03.2017

It doesn't take much to understand that the Altibox Norway Chess is the strongest tournament of the year. The line-up is simply amazing, with an average rating of 2797.2. Four of the ten players are in the 2800+ club, and the "weakest" - namely Anish Giri - sports a monster rating of 2771!  It's easy to think that among those super-top players there could be the next challenger to Carlsen's throne, and this makes the tournament even more captivating for the chess fans. Carlsen, in this single...Full Story

Live events on ICCTV June 2017 Calendar

Added on 06.01.2017

          "Here is the June 2017 schedule for ICC TV! Join us this month and become a star on ICC and YouTube!"    - GM Joel Benjamin   06/02 Friday 4PM CM Tryfon Gavriel Let's Crush the Kings! 06/03 Saturday 4PM GM Ronen Har-Zvi Banter Blitz! 06/05 Monday 6:15PM GM Max Dlugy Take it to the Max!  06/06 Tuesday 6PM IM John Watson Ask the...Full Story

A great story!

Added on 05.28.2017

Chess can be much more than just a game.  Remember the film "Brooklyn Castle?". The dedication of educators and a supportive community triumph over lack of money and build a strong chess team which wins the United States Chess Federation's national high school championship. It's a real story. And stories like this can happen when a community - this time online - gets together and decides to help a bunch of kids to keep their dream alive. Marty Grund, ICC's Vice President, took to heart the...Full Story

Live events on ICCTV May 2017 Calendar

Added on 05.01.2017

          "Here is the May 2017 schedule for ICC TV! Join us this month and become a star on ICC and YouTube!"    - GM David Smerdon   05/01 Monday 4PM IM Christof Sielecki An hour of Chess... explained! 05/01 Monday 6:15PM GM Max Dlugy Take it to the Max!  05/02 Tuesday 6PM IM John Watson Ask the Master! 05/03 Wednesday 1PM IM Vojislav...Full Story

It’s all your fault, ICC!

Added on 04.25.2017

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ICC Open - The Last Samurai!

Added on 04.25.2017

        IM Cemil Can Ali Marandi, who likes people to call him JJ, won the ICC Open 2017.  His ICC username is Last7Samurai, and he acted indeed like a warrior, playing precise, fast and deadly chess through the whole event.  ICC's great commentator GM Eric Hansen was amazed and impressed by JJ's play, and complimented him sincerely during the interview after the finals. It's been the ICC Open of the "upsets". Among the super-strong 32 finalists, there were specialists such as...Full Story

ICC Open: final countdown!

Added on 04.21.2017

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Brand new video series by IM Christof Sielecki!

Added on 04.11.2017

IM Christof Sielecki is a well-known chess teacher and an expert on openings. Christof is an ICC content creator. He ha his own live show on ICCTV every Monday, with many followers that enjoy watching the IM play the strong ICC 5-minute pool while commentating on his games. ICC is proud to present a brand new series of videos, thought and created to help players of all strength to improve their game. 33 Chess Concepts that took down World Champions  The question is always the same: How to...Full Story

March Madness is over - On to the finals now!

Added on 04.10.2017

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